Fortnite January 13 update patch notes: Stinger SMG nerf, Auto Shotgun buff

Fortnite January 13 update patch notes

  • Slightly decreased MK-Seven Assault Rifle damage
  • Decreased Stinger SMG damage
  • Increased Auto Shotgun reload speed

Auto Shotgun reload buff

This time the draw it takes to recharge has been reduced from 8.8s/8.4s/8s/7.6s/7.2s to an aftermarket upgrade of 6.2s/6s/5.7s s/5.4s/5.1s at all rarities.

The change comes after a previous patch made it slightly faster to draw the auto shotgun by 0.2 seconds.

Stinger nerfed

The damage to the Stinger SMG will marginally reduce his damage from 18/19/20/21/22 to 16/17/18/19/20 at his common, uncommon, rare, epic, and legendary rarities, respectively.


Fortnite wiki :

Genre(s)Survival, battle royale, sandbox
Developer(s)Epic Games
  • Epic Games
Platform(s)Windows, macOS,Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, iOS, Android
First releaseFortnite: Save the World
July 25, 2017 (early access)